I just wanted to drop a quick note. I was looking at the stats for my blog, and I noticed that I’ve now had more than 25,000 views. That is amazing. I started my whole “gosmoky” thing at www.gosmoky.com several years ago mainly as a way to keep information I might want to use in the future at my fingertips online. Since it was on the web, I started to get emails from people who stopped by and said they enjoyed the photos or links I posted on the site. That, and a desire to learn more about the Smokies, led me to begin the “GoSmoky.com Internet Talk Show”. While I don’t have the exact numbers, I’m now well over thousands of listeners to that program. Then, last Feb., I figured with this much interest in the Smokies, I should start an easy-to-update blog. That’s what you’re reading right now. Since that time, my site has been looked at 25,000 times. Just about every day anywhere from 100-180 people stop by to read the posts or view the webcams.
I’m so glad to be able to have this available. It keeps me going between trips to the Smokies.
While this was never started with a view to the future, I plan on setting some goals for the next 12 months shortly. I want to see how big I can grow this thing. If there are 25,000 views out there, there must be a huge appetite for more information and interaction about the Smokies online.
I hope to help make that happen for more people. Thanks again! Look for the next 12 months to be better than ever!
***I’d also like to thank Dave and Angie over at www.smokymountaintower.com. They have helped make this blog and the online talk show possible. They also have the house that my wife would seriously like to purchase for our own if she were not still in school. Who knows, Dave… maybe one day we’ll buy the house from you:) In the meantime, you can take a look at it, and stay there the next time you are in the Smokies at www.smokymountaintower.com. The views (and the location between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge) are prefect!***